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  1. U.S. bans deceptive ads by green coffee weight-loss marketer

    Headlines

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015

    WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - A seller of green coffee bean supplements has agreed to stop deceptive advertising saying that the treatments help users lose weight, a claim that was made on "The Dr. Oz Show," the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday.

  2. Brain-training game maker settles with U.S. FTC over unsupported claims

    Headlines

    Tue, 20 Jan 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 20 (Reuters) - A Texas company that makes brain-training games for children has settled a complaint over unsubstantiated health claims, the U.S. government said on Tuesday.

  3. UPDATE 3-Starboard asks Staples to merge with Office Depot

    Headlines

    Tue, 20 Jan 2015

    * Potential merger to face long FTC review - analyst (Adds FT report with details on deal, updates shares)

  4. Online payday lenders in $21 million accord with U.S. regulators

    Headlines

    Fri, 16 Jan 2015

    Jan 16 (Reuters) - Two online payday lending companies linked to a professional racecar driver have agreed to pay a record $21 million to resolve charges by U.S. regulators that they engaged in deceptive practices, the Federal Trade Commission said on Friday.

  5. UPDATE 3-Dollar Tree expects to shed less than 300 stores to buy Family Dollar

    Headlines

    Mon, 12 Jan 2015

    * Family Dollar seeks Jan. 22 vote (Adds details on FTC wanting Dollar General divestitures)

  6. BRIEF- FTC requests additional details ahead of Synergy Health, Steris merger

    Headlines

    Mon, 12 Jan 2015

    * Steris and company have each received a request for additional information and documentary material

  7. Lilly must divest Sentinel products after FTC nod on Novartis deal

    Headlines

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co has won approval to buy Novartis AG's animal health unit on condition that it divests its Sentinel line of products for treating heartworm in dogs, the Federal...

  8. BRIEF- FTC terminates waiting period for CSR's purchase of Qualcomm unit

    Headlines

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014

    * US Federal Trade Commission has granted early termination of waiting period under Hart Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act 1976 for acquisition of CSR by Qualcomm Global Trading Pte. Ltd

  9. Sysco's Moat Narrows

    Headlines

    Mon, 1 Dec 2014

    about the degree to which competition could be stifled. A Wall Street Journal article questioned whether the Federal Trade Commission could block the deal; we think asset sales are more likely. Even though the combined firm would control

  10. Graco Announces Sale of Liquid Finishing for $590 Million, a Bit Less Than We Expected

    Commentary

    Wed, 8 Oct 2014

    January 2015 closing date. The sale was announced just two days after Graco said it was required by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to complete the sale within 180 days. In its press release, Graco confirmed that the transaction will close

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